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The Spanish Inquisition

COL 116
Fall 2015
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: HIST 126
Certificates: International Relations

Few institutions are as notorious as the Spanish Inquisition. Reviled in literature (most famously by Dostoevsky in his The Brothers Karamazov) and lampooned in popular culture (by Monty Python, among others), the Spanish Inquisition is often considered synonymous with religious fanaticism and ecclesiastical power run amok. This course examines the history and legacy of the Spanish Inquisition, both in Spain and in the Spanish colonies of the New World. Topics will include forced conversions, the roles of "race" and gender in Inquisitorial proceedings, and the policing of sexual deviance.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA COL
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Credit/Unsatisfactory
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above

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